U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.34%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.34%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.34%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.48%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which rose 2.60% or 3.02 points to trade at 118.99 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 2.54% or 5.35 points to end at 216.36 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) was up 2.15% or 0.97 points to 46.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which lost 4.55% or 5.27 points to trade at 110.68 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 4.08% or 7.69 points to end at 181.00 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) shed 3.48% or 4.95 points to 137.16.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which rose 8.18% to 4.63, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE: CMG ) which was up 5.11% to settle at 1306.60 and Invesco Plc (NYSE: IVZ ) which gained 5.23% to close at 15.29.

The worst performers were Air Products and Chemicals Inc (NYSE: APD ) which was down 9.96% to 279.11 in late trade, Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS ) which lost 9.87% to settle at 23.57 and Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which was down 9.48% to 16.05 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Five Prime Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: FPRX ) which rose 233.71% to 17.82, Fuel Tech Inc (NASDAQ: FTEK ) which was up 72.14% to settle at 1.3100 and Equillium Inc (NASDAQ: EQ ) which gained 41.95% to close at 4.94.

The worst performers were Pareteum Corp (NASDAQ: TEUM ) which was down 32.55% to 0.3170 in late trade, eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN ) which lost 28.96% to settle at 12.04 and Teligent Inc (NASDAQ: TLGT ) which was down 24.59% to 0.5088 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1566 to 1275 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1403 fell and 1321 advanced, while 73 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.19% to 24.01 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.80% or 15.05 to $1861.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.19% or 0.08 to hit $41.44 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.30% or 0.13 to trade at $43.74 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.36% to 1.1771, while USD/JPY rose 0.15% to 105.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 93.035.

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